Outside the gleaming corporate headquarters of French car giant Peugeot Citroen, the news was far worse than expected.
Miners did not expect raucous welcome they received in Madrid, but their place in Spanish history is rock solid.
UK health officials launch campaign to convince ethnic minorities to enroll in organ-donation programme.
Spain takes a break from the economic gloom hanging over the Mediterranean country as it celebrates in the glory of winning its third international tournament in four years.
So I've just visited Germany for the first time.
Poland bowed out of the Euros in triumphant spirit on Thursday with a fantastic match that saw Italy beat Germany 2-1 to reach the final.
In what's believed to be the first case of its kind in the world, technology is allowing a severely disabled British man to argue his case on the internet.
A crude summary might be that in the May election Greeks voted with anger, and in the June election, with fear.
Greece's pro-bailout parties may have won enough votes to form a government but a Greek exit from the eurozone still appears inevitable.
Once a centre of industry, the city of Chalkida has been brought to its knees by austerity, causing many residents to feel that a far-left party is the only choice for Greece.
A father and son who always supported Greece's main socialist party are now divided in their allegiances ahead of Sunday's general election.